Thursday, April 7, 2011

No more ZIP card number requests before card purchases

The California Supreme Court ruled on 2/10/2011 that the "Song-Beverly Act" prohibits businesses from requesting and recording ZIP codes from consumers prior to credit card transactions.  Merchants should immediately desist from asking for ZIP codes prior to processing a card transaction.

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